WICHITA — As they'd hoped, the third time has proved the charm for George David and Bud Palmer.
Last fall, David told Have You Heard? how he and Palmer had tried a couple of times to do something with 10 acres of land they were trying to sell in the 300 block of West 29th Street North across from Cortez Mexican Restaurant.
Now, they've closed on a deal to sell four of those acres to Perry Duncan for a SpringClean Laundromat, and Palmer is going to use the rest of the land for a new baseball field.
"That's going to take up the whole 10 acres, and we're done," David says.
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David says he and Palmer "got a very fair price" and are thrilled to see Duncan invest in the area.
"Nobody's spent $2 million up in that area in forever – if ever," David says.
Duncan says he sold his laundromat at Lincoln and Webb "because it's seven years old."
"You sell one so you can build another one," he says. "I'm going to build me a 12,000-square-foot laundromat."
Duncan, who also has SpringCleans at Central and Ridge and near 21st and Woodlawn, says he's always interested in building new facilities to try new concepts.